Chesterfield, held at home by Exeter on Saturday, travelled to Dagenham and Redbridge and came away with the points, courtesy of Eoin Doyle’s first half goal.
Norris shot wide for the home side before Smith replied before Smith’s right footed attempt from outside the box met with a smilar fate.
But on 28 minutes Spireites took the lead and it was Doyle, on target in the home draw with Exeter on Saturday, who struck again.
Darwika had collected a booking in the 23rd minute but five minutes later it was all smiles for the away side with Doyle firing home,
Richards was high and wide with a shot on 49 minutes as Chesterfield looked to extend their lead.Then Doyle saw his right foot shot from outside the box blocked. Kearns had a shot saved in the 69th minute before being replaced by O’Shea two minutes later.
Richards shot over then Cooper saw his shot saved.
Chesterfield: Lee, Darikwa,Smith, Hird,Evatt,Cooper, Gardner,Ryan,Richards, Doyle, Kearns. Subs: Togwell,O’Shea, Roberts, Humphreys, Gnanduillet,Dunbavin, Beesley.
Dagenham and Redbridge: Seabright, Hoyte, Ilesanmi, Bingham, Saah, Gayle, Saunders, D’Ath, Norris,Turgott, Elito.Subs: Lewington, Wilkinson,Ogogo, Obafemi,Howell,Shields, Connors.
Referee: Steve Bratt.